A day after Air India lifted ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, today all private airline too have removed the flying ban put on him. On April 7, Civil Aviation Ministry had asked Air India to let Gaikwad fly and lift the ban imposed on him after which national carrier lifted its ban.
The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) on Saturday announced that it has removed the ban which was imposed on the Shiv Sena MP. SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India and Jet Airways are members of FIA.
On taking the decision, FIA said it was only after receiving assurance from Gaikwad “that our staff will be treated with respect for the hard work they put in every day.”
Meanwhile, remaining completely brazen, Gaikwad said ” No question of apologising as I was not at fault”. After reaching Mumbai today, Gaikwad met Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray at Sena Bhawan.
In a shameful incident that happened on March 24, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit a 60-year-old Air India official 25 times from a sandal. After the shocking incident came to light Air India had put a ban on him. Following the suit, The The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) too has imposed a flying ban on him.
Since then Shiv Sena MPs were demanding lifting of ban put on Gaikwad and they even termed the step taken by the airlines unconstitutional. Few days back, MPs even heckled the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapthi Raju as he had earlier refused to intervene in the matter.